What you need to know about each type of bra

A great fitting bra is the foundation of every outfit. Different outfits may require different bra styles. Choosing the right styles and having them on hand as part of your wardrobe can make all the difference in how you look and feel. Having a drawer full of options, a bra wardrobe, can boost your confidence and comfort and it will ensure you are prepared for every outfit and every occasion.

underwire Bras

Underwire bras provide support and shaping. The wire is the frame, and the breasts are the picture. If an underwire bra fits correctly, the wire should not hurt, poke, or slip. The wire should provide support, breast definition and all-day comfort. Underwire bras are available in a variety of styles including Minimizer, T-Shirt, Convertible, Strapless and Sport.

Check out our collection of underwire bras


Wireless bras provide comfort and support without an underwire – but that was not always the case. Traditionally, Wirefree bras were worn by the comfort seeker, someone who chose comfort over shaping. However, with the increase in popularity and demand for Wireless bras, heightened efforts from design around this category have resulted in Wirefree bras that provide it all - shaping, smoothing and comfort along with a wide variety of features and benefits. With so many options, wirefree bras are a great choice no matter what the day has in store. Complement your best outfits with versatile, soft wireless bras.

Browse our assortment of wireless bras.

Minimizer Bras

A good minimizer bra is a must in the perfect full busted bra wardrobe. Minimizers compress and redistribute your breasts for wider definition between your cups. Additionally, most minimizer bras have two-ply cups that are not padded or molded for a more natural shape. Minimizers are the perfect foundation garment for button-front, shirts and dresses.

Try our Beauty Back® Underwire Minimizer.

T-shirt Bras

T-Shirt bras are made to be invisible under clothes, even your favorite tee. They create a smooth look, and the lines of the bra should not show through clothing. T-Shirt bras can be worn with almost anything making them a great option for everyday wear.

Check out our Body Shine® Wirefree T-shirt bra

convertible Bras

A convertible is a bra that has straps that can be adjusted and worn in different ways, most commonly, traditional and crisscross. Bras with convertible straps are the perfect option for racerback tops and dresses.

Check out our collection of Convertible Strap Bras

strapless Bras

Strapless bras are ideal for special occasions and certain clothing designs. Additionally, many strapless bras come with straps that can be converted and worn 5 ways: traditional, criss-cross, halter, one shoulder and strapless. This versatile style can be worn with any neckline, but it is ideal for tops and dresses that are:

  • Off the shoulder
  • Low-back cutouts
  • Halter designs
  • Spaghetti straps

Make sure to find a strapless design that’s comfortable and stays in place. Try our Beauty Back® Strapless Bra for an all-around fit with no slip.

Sports Bras

A good sports bra should be supportive, control bounce and wick away moisture, at the gym or around town. Try our Full Figure Wirefree Sport Bra for support without restrictive compression and moisture wicking for comfort.

It’s important to have a bra wardrobe that suits your lifestyle and routine. Be sure to include every day, specialty, comfort and Sport bras in basic and fashion colors so that you can rotate their wash and wear. Still need help – Consult a Fit Expert, take our Fit Quiz or use our size charts to find your perfect bra.

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